Carlo Ratti, architect and engineer, inventor, educator and activist, is author of the book Open Source Architecture. He is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he directs the MIT Senseable City Lab, a research group that explores how new technologies are changing the way we understand, design and ultimately live in cities. Carlo is also a founding partner of the international design and innovation office CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati, which he established in 2004 in Torino, Italy and now has a branch in New York City, United States.
Since 2009, Carlo has been a delegate to the World Economic Forum in Davos and is currently serving as co-chair of the Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization. He holds a Masters degree in Philosophy and a PhD in Architecture (and IT) at Cambridge University, England and has over 500 publications. Esquire magazine included him among the “2008 Best and Brightest”, Forbes among the “Names You Need to Know” of 2011, Wired in “Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world”.